[AMRadio] OT question

Jim Isbell, W5JAI jim.isbell at gmail.com
Mon Jul 17 13:12:36 EDT 2017

Yep, I made a contact on 223 Mc with a tube radio with a whip antenna (both
ends) Modified downed pilot radios.  About 6 miles.  In1967

Jim Isbell

On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 12:09 PM, Jim Isbell, W5JAI <jim.isbell at gmail.com>

> Yep, I made a contact on 223 Mc with a tube radio at both ends.  About 6
> miles back in1967
> Jim Isbell
> On Mon, Jul 17, 2017 at 11:54 AM, CL in NC via AMRadio <
> amradio at mailman.qth.net> wrote:
>> As  kid in 1963, I hooked a Ford spark coil to a Lionel train transformer
>> and discovered how 25,000 volts felt when you stuck a nail in HV terminal,
>> not intentionally mind you, I was trying to build a Jacob's Ladder. This
>> apparently addled my brain as my old timerdom only starts about 1964 when I
>> got into this radio game.  I would like to know from the older fellers, or
>> anybody that has knowledge about this, which is about  the upper end tuning
>> on vintage radios.  On their highest band, 10 meters, it seems to always go
>> into the 34 and higher range, seldom to 6 meters though. Their sensitivity
>> was not that great up there, neither was their stability.  I don't think I
>> ever copied anything but buzzes and clicks in that range.   I know there
>> was some utility service communications up there, stuff between power
>> plants, and some low band VHF FM you had to slope tune, like the Highway
>> Patrol in my area, but other than that, did anybody SWL anything above 10
>> meters on the old tube ge
>>  ar?
>> Charlie, W4MEC in NC
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